|Amomum foetidum Boonma & Saensouk|
in Boonma, S. Saensouk & P. Saensouk, 2020.
Amomum foetidum (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Northeast Thailand is here described, illustrated and photographed. The key to three species of Amomum which cited and treated in this paper is provided.
Keyword: Amomum cinnamomeum, Amomum foetidum; New species; Northeast; Thailand; Zingiberaceae
Amomum foetidum Boonma & Saensouk, sp. nov.
Distribution: So far known from Sakon Nakhon province and mostly cultivated in Northeastern Thailand.
Etymology: The specific epithet “foetidum” is derived from the Latin word refers to pungent odor which this plant emits the smell similar to the smell of the Stink Bugs (Tessaratoma papillosa Drury) when sniffing near its flower or crushed the part of this plant.
Uses: used to substitute the stink bugs (Tessaratoma papillosa Drury) in cooking.
Notes: all parts of the plant have a pungent odor similar to the smell of stink bugs (Tessaratoma papillosa Drury), bracts and peduncles are white when young or if it in the underground but it will be green if it above the ground.
Thawatphong Boonma, Surapon Saensouk and Piyaporn Saensouk. 2020. Amomum foetidum (Zingiberaceae), A New Species from Northeast Thailand. Taiwania. 65(3); 364-370.